Life has always been complex and challenging. The challenges today are just different than what they were in the past. Nowadays instead of hunting and scavaging for food and living in the elements we're bombarded with suggestions and demands from our highly sophisticated societies. How is it possible to find harmony amidst what are often contradictory messages?!
The purposeful practice of Seido karate-do offers you a simple method for removing the "mental clutter" that accumulates in life. The program helps you achieve the clarity and effectiveness you're looking for on your journey toward self-fulfillment and a meaningful life. These are big claims! Seido backs them up.
The Seido program works on many levels. The simple but powerful movements serve to organize your thoughts, focus your body and, ultimately, connect you to your best self. The kata (forms) present a rich platform for individual self-discovery, while the partnered work establishes a basis for learning with others. Our meditation program encourages a form of "mental housekeeping" that works with and amplifies the movement practices to produce more effective and efficient thinking.
While the Seido program requires physical exertion and mental alertness, the real power of the practice grows without asking anything from you but consistency. Done on a regular basis, transformations start taking hold below the surface of your everyday awareness, where they nurture and sustain an ever-deepening connectedness to life. The transformations aren't to be believed. They're to be experienced!
On the physical level you'll grow stronger and your movements more integrated. You'll begin to develop a recognizable "presence" that surges deep from within. This presence alone will invite connection with others.
Mentally, you grow skillful at discarding ineffective habits of thinking and, through skillful focusing of your attention, devote your energy to those things in life which you value most.
Spiritually, the connectedness that infuses your actions opens you to the energy around you, allowing for an authentic appreciation of all that life has to offer not only for you, but for everyone.
In a culture that can embrace irony at the expense of authenticity, Seido's purposeful practice offers you a direct path to your own truth and supplies you with the confidence to embrace it.